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List to Map conversion

Nicolas Flammel
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How can I convert a list to a map object?
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Paul Sturrock
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There is no addAll(Collection) method for Map, (there is one defined in the Collection interface, but it is unsupported by the Map class) so I think you will have to iterate through the List and add each entry to the Map yourself.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Yes, Paul is right. Note that there's certainly no obvious way that such an addAll() could be implemented: what would it use for the keys?


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Dirk Schreckmann
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Moving this to the Intermediate forum...


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Chengwei Lee
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If my memory serves me well, I remember this topic has been discussed somewhere here or in Java Developers Forum...

Anyway, a map stores a key-value pair, but a list don't. So if you're to convert your list into a map, how would you want to access your contents? In short, what is the key that identifies your value in the map going to be?


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